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Conference 2024

Linguistic Society of New Zealand

The 2024 Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand will be hosted by the University of Canterbury in Christchurch from December 9-10, with a post-conference workshop on December 11

The conference will be an in-person event. The post-conference workshop is aimed primarily at postgraduate students and early career researchers and will focus on the use of LaBB-CAT, statistical analysis in R, and open science practices.


Abstracts are invited for oral paper presentations focusing on any area of Linguistics. Abstracts and full paper presentations are welcome in either English or te reo Māori. Talks will be 20-minutes long plus 10 minutes for discussion. 

Abstracts should be no longer than two pages. The first page should contain the title and text of the abstract in under 400 words. The second page is optional and can be used for additional information such as plots, tables, example stimuli, references etc. Abstracts should be fully anonymized and in pdf form.

The link to submit abstracts is here:

Submissions open: April 22, 2024 – July 21, 2024

Notification of acceptance to authors: August 26, 2024


You must be a member of New Zealand Linguistic Society (normal membership or student) to present at the conference. Please ensure that your membership is active – you can register or renew your membership here. This does not apply to the post-conference workshop.


NZLS will provide up to five travel scholarships for students flying to Christchurch to present their work. Students can indicate on the abstract submission form if they wish to be considered. 

Important dates

  • 22nd April 2024

    Abstract submissions open
  • 21st July 2024

    Abstract submission deadline
  • 26th August 2024

    Notification of acceptance to authors
  • 2nd September 2024

    Registration opens
  • 9th December 2024

    Conference opens
  • 10th December 2024

    Conference closes
  • 11th December 2024

    Post-conference workshop


For general enquiries contact Emma Parnell (


North Arts Lecture Theatres, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

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